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Nigeria loses N455billion annually to poor sanitation practices

More than 32 million Nigerians engage in insanitary practices, including defecation in open places as a result of lack of latrine

Operations in N4.5 billion American hospital stalled almost a year after funds release

Lawmakers are worried the primary aim for approval of the funding for the project would be defeated

Tambuwal urges

Speaker of the House urges lawmakers to

Communities protest gas leakage, Total says situation is under control

Communities in Rivers state say a gas leak has caused illnesses among children and women

1million Nigerians live with haemophilia

The Nigeria Medical Association says that about 1million Nigerians live with the bleeding disorder

Ibori gets 13 years in jail

Judge says Ibori's money laundering case is the worst he has seen in his career

Aviation minister, Senate vow to force down British Airways

Authorities accuse the two British-owned companies of collusion to fix prices

Two former Cameroonian top officials, others arrested for fraud

Cameroon is on the hunt for top government officials for fraud

Presidential committee asks government to scrap 102 agencies

Committee says cost of government in Nigeria is one of the highest in the world

Ibori's final journey to jail – Day 1

Did you miss our live coverage of Ibori's sentencing in London today? Get the full gist from our tweets by our reporter in the court in a storify.

Orphanage gives out 20 children to certified couples

A Kaduna orphanage says 20 children between 0 and 6 months have been adopted by couples certified by the state

PDP lauds Jonathan for fighting favouritism in government appointments

PDP says that President Jonathan should prosecute heads of government agencies involved in tweaking the budget

PHCN loses 108 poles to rainstorm in parts of Delta

PHCN says the procedure required for funds to be released to restore power in some areas may take a while

Journalists, supporters barred from court, as Ibori is sentenced

Supporters want Ibori to serve sentence in Nigeria

Victor Attah is Ibori

The judge, after listening to the prosecutor, described Ibori's several frauds as "sensational."

How Ibori’s loot deprived Deltans of homes

The former governor's loot is a little less than Gombe State budget for this year

Untold stories of Ibori’s undying love for corruption

As the former governor heads for jail today, we x-ray his philosophy "Everyone has a Price" and bring you stories of his long-tem romance with corruption

The Buhari fox trot By Hakeem Baba Ahmed

For a man who has elevated the demand for credible elections to a step below the worship of God, General Buhari needs to be reminded that intra-party democracy is a fundamental requirement for a working and credible electoral process.

Letter to Gen. Buhari: "Your aspiration for 2015 is ill-advised By Salihu Moh. Lukman

"With the administrative incompetent and politically naive team that you have, the probability that your presidential candidature for 2015 will be overpowered is very high."

Muslim leaders call for new leadership ethos

Muslims do not want wholesale adoption of western styled democracy, because, as currently practiced in the country,

34 million Nigerians defecate openly, says WHO

Nigeria falls amongst the worst performing nations with millions of its population without access to basic sanitation and drinking water.

Hotels, churches under tight security in Abuja

Churches and hotels in Abuja now have the presence of security personnel supplied by the government

Civil defence corps apprehend 3 oil tankers with vandalised products

The Police is now at odds with the corps and have forcefully taken hold of two of the trucks

Human rights chief to honour police invitation

Chidi odinkalu will not attend the police's monday invitation, his lawyer says, for health reasons

Sex-for-grade lecturers of Sokoto State Polytechnic still defiant By Amiru Adamu

We are determined to use all legal and appropriate means to bring to an end the sex-for-grade policy of the polytechnic.